Red Nose Day returns to help fight child poverty on May 24 and Kelly Clarkson recently attended a fundraiser for the life-altering children’s charity at a Los Angeles school. In an Associated Press interview clip which captures highlights of her visit (which is embedded above), the “Stronger” singer talks about the eye-opening opportunity parents and children are given with this kind of event.
The proud mother of four children said, “It enables our kids minds to just be opened up to the fact that outside themselves and the fact that sometimes people don’t have food. Sometimes people don’t have shelter or safety and there are kids that need it.”
In just three years, Red Nose Day has raised over $100 million that has helped over 8 million children in America and around the world. Red Nose day funds support programs to help children be safe, healthy and educated. Clarkson is just one of a huge host of celebrities who have raised their voices to help raise awareness and funds to further the U.S. and U.K.-based charity’s goal to help break the cycle of poverty.
British pop superstar Ed Sheeran made an emotional trip to Liberia to support Red Nose Day last year. He filmed a special video for his song “What Do I Know?” featuring some of the struggling children he met while he was there (Watch the video below).
Clarkson smiled as she interacted with students for the Los Angeles Red Nose Day event and she emphasized the unifying nature of the cause, “It kind of just makes us look at each other as humans and our likenesses instead of our differences” and she stressed the importance of pointing out those likenesses to help kids living in many different kinds of situations feel like “we are one people.”
The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, who is slated to host the 2018 Billboard Music Awards tonight (May 20), will also participate in a special Red Nose Day edition of “Hollywood Game Night” on May 24. Game show host Jane Lynch will guide Clarkson, Jack Black, Isla Fisher, Sean Hayes, Chelsea Handler, Sarah Silverman, Sasheer Zamata and Cedric the Entertainer for Red Nose Day-focused special which will air on Thursday, May 24 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, just ahead of the fourth annual Red Nose Day TV special hosted by Chris Hardwick which airs at 10 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on NBC.